- English Premier League defending champions, Liverpool are taking this season’s English FA Cup with all seriousness as they walloped Aston Villa 4-1 in the 3rd Round of the competition last night
- Aston Villa fielded an average age of players who were teenagers due to COVID-19 outbreak among some first team players
Reds manager, Jurgen Klopp did not allow lightning to strike twice this season as he prevented a second loss to Dean Smith’s team, which defeated Liverpool 7-2 in a Premier League game a few months ago. Ollie Watkins, who scored a hat trick for Aston Villa in that match was not named in the squad last night.
Goals from Sadio Mane (scored a brace), Gini Wijnaldum and Mohamed Salah were all what Liverpool needed to win last night.
Following the victory over Villa, Liverpool have qualified into the 4th Round of the FA Cup and will know their next opponent soon.
In the other FA Cup 3rd Round match played last night, Wolverhampton Wanderers pipped Crystal Palace 1-0, with Adama Traore scoring the only goal of the match.
Today, Saturday, January 9 is a day of more football activities in the English FA Cup 3rd Round as 20 matches have been lined up. Premier League sides like Manchester United, Leicester City and Everton are playing today.